Reclaiming Wisconsin’s legacy of conservation leadership

By Curt Meine I recently found myself in an end-of-the-workday discussion with a younger colleague about the state of conservation in Wisconsin. In response to recent political developments, she was exasperated and bewildered. “When I was in college in the ‘90s, we looked to the older generation and wondered what there was left for us … More Reclaiming Wisconsin’s legacy of conservation leadership

Concern for Wisconsin environment more broad than you might think

Intro by James Perry, Ph.D., Campus Executive Officer and Dean Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley. Just how widespread is the concern for what is taking place with respect to the wise management of Wisconsin’s natural resources and our environment? Those who are currently in control of the political landscape would have people believe that it’s a fringe … More Concern for Wisconsin environment more broad than you might think

First Annual Meeting

Wisconsin’s Green Fire is holding its first Annual Membership Meeting on September 8-9 at the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo. We are planning a very inspiring and productive meeting.  Among our scheduled keynote speakers are Dr. Stan Temple, Dr. Curt Meine and Tia Nelson (invited). We would like to invite interested natural resources professionals and … More First Annual Meeting

Scientists form new group to address threats to Wisconsin’s natural resources

Scientists form new group to address threats to Wisconsin’s natural resources Wisconsin’s Green Fire: Voices for Conservation has been formed in response to recent developments at the state and national level that threaten science-based practices and long- term vision in natural resources management. [Madison, WI – April 21, 2017] Once regarded as a national leader … More Scientists form new group to address threats to Wisconsin’s natural resources

Wisconsin’s Long History: Manage Lakes with Science

By Bob Martini, Wisconsin’s Green Fire board member Photo: Allequash Lake, Joshua Mayer For decades Wisconsin’s lakes have been well managed by a partnership of landowners, the Department of Natural Resources, county officials, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, various lake organizations, and private consultants. This system was based on the best available science and had largely … More Wisconsin’s Long History: Manage Lakes with Science